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Graduate employment

Every year the university surveys its recent graduates to find out what they have done approximately six months after leaving, as part of a national survey called Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE).

In spite of the current recession the number of students from the university going into graduate employment and postgraduate study remains strong. 86.8 per cent of graduates, postgraduates and holders of other awards, that replied to our survey went into employment, further study or training within 6 months of completing their course with a further 1.6% due to start work within a month

To see how the university supports students with their career development see our employability statement.

Destination of leavers: 2011/12
Activity Respondents Respondents %
Full-time work 2539 56.7
Part-time work 597 13.3
Full-time study 499 11.1
Part-time study 63 1.4
Primarily in work and also studying 88 2
Primarily studying and also in work 103 2.3
Due to start work 72 1.6
Other 200 4.5
Unemployed 317 7.1
Total 4478 100%

Latest report

Download the DLHE Report for academic year 2011/12 (983k pdf)

Information is also available at subject level, based on school of study:

School reports for 2011/12

The coverage of the DLHE survey includes graduates whose course led to an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate award (meaning that students from some courses are not surveyed). Eligibility to take part in the survey is determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and further information about eligibility can be found within the above report.

The survey is conducted at two points in the year (April and January) in order that graduates are surveyed as close to 6 months after they leave their course as possible. The surveys have precise and strict methods for collecting data to ensure consistency across different universities.

Please note that this report is the first following significant change to the DLHE survey format, meaning some categories and groups have changed from those reported in previous years. Previous reports are still available below.  

Reports archive